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Spring planting c. Andrew Montgomery

The Easter break marks the busiest periods for plant nurseries across the country. We ask plant experts to give us their tips on what to look for when buying plants to ensure garden success.

Easter treats and great spring buys

Take a look through our selection of must-haves for the home and garden this month, which includes fun treats for Easter. 

Five pieces of advice from the April issue

From planting tulips to building steps, here are five pieces of advice from the April issue of Gardens Illustrated.

April plants

As days become warmer and longer, Mat Reese's borders begin to sing with colour – from two-tone gulps and coral-pink shoots to delicate blossom. 

The best tomatoes

Cherry, plum, vine, ox-heart or beefsteak? Windowsill, balcony, allotment or greenhouse? Gardener-cook Jojo Tulloh considers the tomato in all its variety.

The Thoughtful Gardener by Jinny Blom

The Thoughtful Gardener by garden designer Jinny Blom is our book of the month.

Garden Masterclasses

An exciting new series of garden masterclasses begins in April, organised by garden designer Annie Guilfoyle and plantsman Noël Kingsbury, in association with Gardens Illustrated

Highlights from the Gardens Illustrated Festival

The Gardens Illustrated Festival took place last weekend in the buildings and grounds of Westonbirt School. The event was bathed in spring sunshine and we hope all who visited had a wonderful time listening to our speakers and browsing the stalls. Here are a few highlights from the event.

Take a look inside the April issue

In the April issue of Gardens Illustrated we show you how to create dazzling tulip displays, give expert design ideas for building garden steps and celebrate the beauty of blossom. 

Morocco knapweed seeds from March issue

On the cover of the March issue you'll find a packet of Morocco knapweed seeds. Here we explain how to plant them. Seed packet illustration by Hannah McVicar. 

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